FEARnet announced today it has made a deal with Dead Rabbit Films to acquire the domestic rights to Tom Holland's Twisted Tales, a brand new anthology series. Ten episodes of the series of short films, written and directed by Tom Holland (the master of horror behind legendary scares including Fright Night, Child's Play, and the adaptations of Stephen King's Thinner, and The Langoliers) will be made available on FEARnet.com in July 2012. Dead Rabbit Films is the imprint owned by Holland and his partner David Chackler (co-producer of John Carpenter's Village of The Damned, and executive producer of Original Gangstas), who will also executive produce the series. Full details below.
In the great tradition of anthology shows, such as The Twilight Zone, Outer Limits, and others, comes these new thrilling tales from Holland, who previously wrote and directed some of the most memorable episodes of Tales From the Crypt as well as Amazing Stories. Each segment of the series guarantees to hold audiences spellbound until the very twisted end.
Episodes will boast an impressive list of "who's who" talent from the horror genre, including William Forsythe (The Devil's Rejects, Raising Arizona, The Rock), Danielle Harris (Rob Zombie's Halloween, The Last Boy Scout), AJ Bowen (Hatchet 2, House of the Devil, The Signal), and Bonnie Piesse (Star Wars: Episodes II and III). More big name stars and exciting cameos for the series will be announced in the near future.
"FEARnet features so many of Tom Holland's classic movies on our channel, and this series gives us an opportunity to showcase his talent to our loyal online community," said Peter Block, president, FEARnet. "It's completely twisted, and will bring genre fans a great mixture of the talent they love, and unnerving stories that will leave them glued to their seats until the end."
"Twisted Tale's" International Sales is being handled by Ted Rosenblatt of PFG Entertainment.
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About Dead Rabbit Films
Dead Rabbit Films reunites Tom Holland, legendary writer/director, responsible for some of the most successful films in the horror genre such as "Fright Night," and "Child's Play (Chucky)" with music biz impresario David Chackler (Queen, Buckingham/Nicks of Fleetwood Mac and 2Live Crew), whose resume also includes film production credits such as John Carpenter's "Village of the Damned" for Universal. Dead Rabbit Films will develop and produce feature films, as well as "scripted" episodic television for emerging networks and mobile platforms.
The combination of the Holland and Chackler resumes read like an insider's list of "who's who" in Hollywood. With associations from Stephen Spielberg to Stephen King, Tom Holland serves as the creative genius behind Dead Rabbit Films. Holland's talents have been highlighted as writer/director for numerous movies including "Fright Night," "Child's Play (Chucky)," Stephen King films "Thinner" and the TV mini-series "Langoliers." Other television credits include episodes of "Tales From the Crypt" and "Amazing Stories." His work as a writer also spans the cult film depths of "Psycho II," "The Beast Within," "Cloak and Dagger," and many more.